Firefighter's service inked in skin
Three years into his service as a Renwick volunteer firefighter, Darryl Hunt took an image of the New Zealand fire service emblem to a Blenheim tattooist and got the tattoo, together with his brigade's name, on his arm.
The tattoo was both a gesture of dedication to the fire service, but also one of practicality, he said.
"I always wanted to get a tattoo and I thought that was as good as anything," Mr Hunt said.
"It shows people I'm a fireman."
Mr Hunt, who owns Hunt Automotive in Renwick, was asked to join the service by brother-in-law and former Renwick fire chief Alan Newman 16 years ago.
Becoming a volunteer firefighter was well worth the reward of helping people in their hour of need, Mr Hunt said.
The Marlborough Express